Back in the early 60s, there was a popular TV series called The Outer Limits that opened with a sine-wave from an oscilloscope and a control voice that informed the viewer that their television set had been taken over for the next hour. Each episode featured a bizarre tale that was a blend of science fiction and horror; similar in many ways to another classic show The Twilight Zone, and more recently to current news reports emanating from our nation’s capitol.
It would seem that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (Dingbat-NV) has ended four years of dereliction of duty on his part to pass a Senate budget bill. While it is certainly true that this bill has no realistic chance of ever becoming a useful document, you have to at least give the Senate Democrats some credit for showing up for work on the day of the vote.
At this point I’m sure you must be wondering how the passing of a budget bill could ever be as interesting as a 50 year old television show. Although the actual bill does contain some elements of both Alice In Wonderland and One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, the truly strange and bizarre elements of this story are found, not in the bill itself, but amid the cast of characters who somehow saw this as a fulfillment of their obligation to the American people.
Consider, if you will, the facts surrounding this strange and confusing tale of negligence and sleaze. In a world where many nations are on the precipice of collapse brought on by socialist programs that minimize productivity and create staggering levels of public debt, Democrats in Congress are charging full speed ahead with their own socialist agenda, and have produced a budget that fails to balance our budget despite yet another one-TRILLION dollar tax hike that will accomplish nothing other than to further weaken our economy. In a scene that was as surreal as any from The Outer Limits, Senate Democrats were not only unashamed of their lack of fiscal responsibility; they actually seemed to believe they had accomplished something to be proud of. Even Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (Wimp-KY) felt the need to praise the Senate for finally doing something, even if it was wrong.
To quote our beloved Alice however, it gets “curiouser and curiouser”; the weirdness didn't stop there. Probably the most bizarre thing about the entire event was the fact that not a single member of the press, that highly esteemed cadre of pseudo-journalists who serve as our watchdogs over the federal government, felt any inclination to stand and pose the simple question, “ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME!!!!!??” That’s right, those intrepid defenders of freedom, armed with their constitutionally protected freedom of the press, failed to even mention in passing the potential seizure of private bank accounts in Cyprus, a nightmare scenario produced by similar policies that our government is pursuing, and ask if a similar treat might one day be in store for us.
Chances are, the fun isn't over yet.
Now that the pretense of governing has been adjourned, our Senators are headed back to their respective states where they will face those who sent them to Washington and pretend they've actually done something useful. Most of them will hold their heads high and act as though they have acted in a responsible manner as they voted to spend your grandchildren into a sea of debt. The bizarre part of this scene however, will be that the voters will applaud their efforts and pat them on the back for a job well done, most of them totally oblivious to the damage that is being done to this country on their behalf.
This scene however, has not yet taken place, nor does it have to. Herein lies our opportunity to inject just a hint of sanity into these events. Even though our elected officials have lost all sense of propriety and integrity, and despite the fact that the press is so firmly invested in the socialist agenda that they have dropped any pretense of journalistic integrity, WE still have the ability to bring to light the insanity of what is being done to this country and to our children. We do not have to accept their twisted version of reality, nor do we have to pretend our elected representatives are in any way representing our wishes or our best interests.
WE THE PEOPLE must take a stand for common sense and basic fiscal responsibility if we ever hope to find it in the halls of Congress again. Unless we demand integrity and restraint from our public servants, we can be sure we will never get it. Go to the places where our Senators and Representatives are making public appearances and speak up for what you know to be right, and don’t remain silent when they answer by telling you up is down and red is blue. We all know what is right, and we know what must be done. You can call yourselves the Tea Party, or just voters and taxpayer, but get out there in force and stand up against the absolute foolishness that they are trying to pass off as good governance.